Myanmar rejects constitutional amendment

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Myanmar rejects constitutional amendment

Myanmar’s constitution can be only amended during the next government tenure and the upcoming 2015 general election will be held under the existing 2008 Constitution, Union Parliament Speaker U Shwe Mann told reporters in Nay Pyi Taw on November 18.

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Obama to press reform progress on Myanmar visit

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Obama to press reform progress on Myanmar visit

The US president echoed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi when he said that while there has been progress on political and economic reforms, other areas such as press freedom and human rights for minorities have seen a "slowdown and backsliding".

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Senior Myanmar officials guilty of war crimes, Harvard report says

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Senior Myanmar officials guilty of war crimes, Harvard report says

An independent investigation by the Harvard Law School has found that troops commanded by Myanmar's powerful interior minister and two other senior officials tortured and killed civilians over six years ago while fighting an ethnic rebellion.

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Myanmar orders body of slain journalist to be exhumed

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Myanmar orders body of slain journalist to be exhumed

Police in Myanmar have been ordered to exhume the body of a journalist who was shot dead by the Army last month, the victim's wife told Reuters on Monday.

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US calls for inclusive, credible election in Myanmar in 2015

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US President Barack Obama has called on his Myanmar counterpart Thein Sein to exert efforts to ensure an inclusive and credible election in 2015.

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Myanmar Presidents holds meeting with political leaders

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Myanmar Presidents holds meeting with political leaders

Myanmar President U Thein Sein invited political and military leaders to an unprecedented meeting in capital Nay Pyidaw on October 31, a year ahead of the 2015 general election.

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Suu Kyi in Germany hopes Myanmar can overcome strife

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Suu Kyi in Germany hopes Myanmar can overcome strife

BERLIN, April 10, 2014 (AFP) - Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi said on a trip to Germany Thursday that she hoped her country could also overcome its internal divisions amid deadly Buddhist-Muslim strife.

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Myanmar to hold by-election before general election

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Myanmar to hold by-election before general election

Myanmar will organise another by-election for 31 open parliamentary seats before its general election in late 2015.

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Germany offers Myanmar 50 pct debt relief

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VietnamPlus English 11 month(s) ago

Myanmar and Germany have signed an agreement to cut the former’s debt owed to Germany by 50 percent, or as much as 542 million EUR (704.6 million USD).

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Myanmar carrier to boost international routes with lease deal

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Myanmar carrier to boost international routes with lease deal

SINGAPORE – Myanmar's national carrier on Tuesday signed a deal to lease 10 Boeing aircraft worth nearly $1 billion that will ply international routes in a bid to tap booming tourism as the once-reclusive country opens up to the world.

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Norwegian lawmakers nominate Edward Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

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Norwegian lawmakers nominate Edward Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

Two Norwegian lawmakers have jointly nominated National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize, they said Wednesday on their party website.

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Myanmar protesters call for end to harsh laws

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Myanmar protesters call for end to harsh laws

YANGON – Several thousand people joined a rally in Myanmar's main city on Sunday to call for the abolition of repressive laws and an end to politically related arrests.

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Myanmar President backs constitutional amendment

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Myanmar President U Thein Sein on January 2 expressed his belief that a healthy constitution must be amended from time to time to address national economic and social needs.

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Myanmar president supports changing army-drafted constitution

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Myanmar president supports changing army-drafted constitution

YANGON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Myanmar's president gave his backing on Thursday for amending a military drafted constitution and indicated support for changes that would make Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi eligible to lead the country.

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Myanmar frees all political prisoners

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The Myanmar President's Office on December 31 announced the release of all remaining political prisoners by the end of the day in a bid to ensure stability, lasting peace and national solidarity.

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